Signs of the Times


The Reverend Morton T. Kelsey in Sharing, journal of the Fellowship of St. Luke San Diego, California

The reason that we think miracles an affront to us and impossible is because we believe that we have discovered the immutable, unchangeable laws of nature. And then we think that anything that goes against such a law of nature breaks that law....

First-rate scientists don't speak so much about natural law, but about statistical averages. Instead of saying that he understands just how or why a thing acts as it does, he says that it usually acts in such a way. The hard little atoms which were so easy to understand have been broken into dozens of parts which dance and whirl around, and man by the very act of looking at them in their dance disturbs them, and the harder he tries, the further he is from finding just what makes them act as they do. And so the modern scientist is much more cautious. What he used to call laws he now calls uniform experience....

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December 16, 1961

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